THE LAST DAY 20 JUNE 2014

IZ LM 20 JUNE 2014THE LAST DAY – HE SPENT ALL HIS TIME WITH US. HE CAME TO NORTH BEACH FOR LUNCH AND PLAYED AND TALKED ALL DAY TO SAFFRON. WHEN THEY WERE LEAVING SHE SCREAMED AND THEN DEMANDED THAT HE COME BACK TO THE CAR AND HUG HER HARD FOR A LONG TIME. HE DID THAT.

IZLM 20 JUNE 2014

THEN WE WORKED INTO THE EDGE OF DARKNESS FINISHING THE PLATFORM FOR OUR SHED. HE WAS SO PLEASED WITH IT AND TURNED TO ME AND SAID – MY BEAUTIFUL LADY, NOW I KNOW I CAN BUILD US A SHACK IN THE BUSH.

THIS IS THE LAST DAY, MY WIZARD.

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GREETINGS TO YOU, CREATURE THAT DWELLS WITHIN.

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.  (Gnostic Gospel of Thomas)

Nana with a dead fish

I am back for one moment because I was reading some recovery blogs and posts . I am in a small Fellowship here and have been resistant to doing a lot of meetings in this time but essentially , as Eric Clapton says, my identity shifted in 1987 when I came into Recovery and it has shifted at least once again with Izzy’s death and with the Dreaming Coma. The great, great pleasure of all that being a Recovering Woman means is with me every day. The greatest of them all. Not everyone goes through what we as addicts go through and not everyone is required to do as we do even these 27 years and 10 months after putting down drugs and drinks. But I do. And I am able to face  the “latent horror that dwells within” and bring it forth. I know I can. I am doing so. And I will piss off whomever and whatever gets in the way of that or tries to tone it down. Goodbye Psychologist. Goodbye Drug Users and Drunks. Goodbye Pubs.

I have a delightful Life to Live. Greetings, Little Children and Loved Ones. Greetings to my People. 

Bed now. Book now.

Don’t ask me to explain. eric-c

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“HELLO, MY NAME IS…” (PORTRAITS OF RECOVERY)

The Phoenix does not mourn what lies in its ashes; the serpent does not mourn its old skin. (Arthur Frank)

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.  (Gnostic Gospel of Thomas)

Service to others, giving back, and carrying a message of hope have long been central themes within recovery mutual aid fellowships. The new recovery advocacy movement is extending these acts of gratitude and service to the larger community.  As a result, people in recovery, family members affected by addiction, and family members blessed by the fruits of recovery are finding ways to use their personal talents and resources to carry the recovery message, not just within a small recovery circle, but to all people.  Such acts of service are changing public conceptions of addiction and recovery, carrying hope and invitation to those in need of recovery, and sharing lessons drawn from the recovery experience to meet the broader challenges all people face in accepting and rising above their limitations and living an authentic and meaningful life.

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